Would you like to speak Japanese? You will need togetherJapanese Conversational Phrases: Answers and Reactions.In this short lesson you will learn 30 of them! This is great for beginners and most of these sets are super informal. Then you learn to use multiple answers/reactions. And you will sound like a local.
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Learn the 30 most important Japanese conversation phrases
1. I am very happy for you.
- That's good, I'm happy.
- Sorya yokatta, watashi mo ureshii.
want to know whatsoryaIs? It's "sore wa" which means "that is". However, if you want it to be super casual or chatty, say "sorya.” The sentence literally means: "That's great, I'm happy too!"
2. I feel absolutely fine.
- I feel great.
- Saikou ni ii kibun.
Saikouis a commonly used word. It basically means "best" or "amazing". ANDKibunmeans "feeling/mood" but refers to your general well-being or how you are feeling today.which one is yoursKibun, Brother?
3. I'm a little nervous about this.
- I'm a little worried about that.
- Kore ni tsuite, chotto shinpai ga atte.
nonemeans "this" andNit-Suiteit's about that." So it's like saying... "I'm a little worried about that." So you know,Shinpaimeans "worry" and when it says "shinpai ga aru' means you're worried.
4. I am very worried
- very worried
Let's say you are VERY worried. Add to "sugoku' to reinforce your concerns. However, if you ask Lingua Junkie, it doesn't seem healthy to amplify your worries.
5. So what?
- and so?
- And if?
One of the best Japanese conversation phrases to know.¿¡Y!?Yes it's rude but you love it.I passed my exam. ¿Y? I am learning Japanese. ¿Y?
6. I'm in the same boat.
- I'm in the same situation.
- Boku mo onaji kyouguu da.
Good answer for conversation. means only thatYou are in the same situation. There is no reference to a "ship" in the sentence.Kyouguumeans "circumstance" andOnajimeans "equal".
7. I'm serious!
- I think!
- Honki de ittenda!
Didn't anyone believe you? Well, let's add some emphasis.Honki demeans "genuine" or "serious".
8. This is so cheesy.
- It's a bad pastime.
- Sugoi akushumi da ne.
akushumimeans "bad taste". So if you see someone wearing a Pokémon costume... or dying their hair green or purple, let them know. Another one of those "bad" but really good Japanese conversation phrases.
9. I didn't think it was that bad.
- I don't think it was that bad.
- Watashi wa, dolor hodo warui to wa omowanakatta na.
You liked the movie. not your friend What should a friend do?Defend the film and tell your friend about the deal.All the words in this sentence are pretty simple. The only grammar you should know isI walk.The word before itI walkit is simply pointed out or emphasized. Good grammar point to know, junkies.
10. Let's see your photos.
- let's see your picture
- Kimi no shashin wo miseyouyo.
The things you will see in People Photos app on iPhone/Android. Therefore, this is a useful Japanese conversation phrase to know.Miseyou-yocomes from the verb -miserable- Show.
11. It's awful/disgusting.
- That's the worst.
- Saitei da.
to the linkIt's the opposite ofSaikou. And it's also often used to describe things that are just plain awful. situations. Experiences. what someone said. How did someone behave? Oh andto the linkmeans "lower" or "worse".
12. I have an idea.
- I have a good idea.
- Ii koto omoitsuita.
Good Japanese conversation phrase in general. Sometimes you thought of something. And you want to express it.yo kotomeans "something good" andOmi tsukumeans "think" or "think into someone".
13. It was fun talking to you.
- I really enjoyed speaking to you.
- Kimi zu hanasete sugoku tanoshikatta yo.
Very common phrase among friends. You might look at this and think "I'm not saying that in English..." unless you write a fake and polite note, but the Japanese have a culture of politeness and they mean it when they say it.
14. I don't envy you at all.
- I don't envy you at all.
- Zenzen urayama shikunai yo.
urayamashiimeans jealousy. Do you know someone who is NOT learning Japanese? Don't be jealous of her... not at all. In fact, they should be jealous of you. Tell them Main Junkie from Linguajunkie.com said so.
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15. Any ideas?
- Any ideas?
- Nani ka iken wa?
Whilemeans "opinion" or "point of view". So here you are asking someone for their opinion.
- Don't bother.
- Doudemo ii.
This can be used in both good and bad situations. Good as in - "Yeah, we can eat anywhere, that's fine" and bad as in...well, you know.
17. That sucks.
- Total lahm.
- Mattaku Dasai.
Be honest, sometimes you mean business.Mattakumeans "really, really, completely" andplantarmeans "not great". However, Uncool is only a literal translation and does not capture all feelingsplantar. Not a nice expression.
18. Things were a little difficult.
- I'm in a bit of a bind here.
- Kokontoko, chotto muzukashii joukyou de.
Great answer when someone asks how things are going... and you want to give a tough answer.whichreveal too much.Kokontokomeans "lately" or "these days" andjoukyou(super common word, memorize) means "situation".
19. It's a little more complex.
- It's a little more complicated.
- Wunde Yori, mou chotto te ga konderu.
Another great answer and one of the smartest conversational Japanese sentences here. The situations are not as simple as people imagine. Let your friends know: Going to the gym IS NOT SIMPLE UP AND GO. There is a lot of thinking and thinking.It's complicated!
nice word: te ga konderucomes fromte ga komu,means "to be complicated" or "to be complex".
20. I see this as a waste of money.
- So you can see that money is a waste.
- Sore kara mitetoreru no wa, okane ga mottainai to iu koto.
Good response in conversations. Someone shows you their Gucci money clip, which is literally a $300 piece of metal to hold cash. And well, in my opinion, that's just a waste of money.Mitetorerucomes frommite threemeans "perceive".
21. Why me?
- Why do I look like this?
- Nande, boku ga konna me ni.
If not you, who else? You are the chosen one, reader. Ah, the question everyone likes to ask.Well, now you know it in Japanese.Use it the next time you 1) fail a test, 2) lose your wallet, 3) get pregnant, or 4) get hit by a flying pig.
22. I was overwhelmed by the whole thing.
- Everything is a series of surprises.
- Subete ga kyoutan no renzoku desu.
did someone confuse youKyoutanmeans "admiration". ANDrenzokumeans "continuous".
23. This is a bit short.
- I'm in a hurry.
- Chotto kyuu da na.
kyumeans "abruptly, urgently" or "suddenly". Good reaction or response when someone wants you to do something soon.Go outNightclub? candidateWo? going out withOMS!? In the short term, brother!This is a more informal but polite apology.
24. Now is not the time for that.
- I don't have time for that right now.
- Ima wa sonna koto shiteru jikan ga nai.
All the common vocabulary in this sentence so I hope you can understand. Overall a good sentence, but definitely rude. Feel free to only use it with friends.
25. But I'm over it.
- I have already recovered.
- Mou kaifuku shita kedo ne.
Kaifukumeans "restoration" or "improvement". You will hear people say this after illness, bad situations and sad situations. sad saying. Forgiveness. Good luck, drug addicts.
26. Asking too much?
- Too ambitious?
- ¿ Takanozomi Shisugi?
Takanozomimeans "look too high". MyShisugimeans "doing too much". This actually comes from shisugiru (overdoing, doing too much), but the "ru" is casually omitted.
Now "ask" is implied from the context. So the literal meaning here is "Am I overreacting/doing too much?" but you would have to use it in the right situations. Whether ordering something for someone, adding a lot of salt or speaking A LOT of Japanese.
27. I'm not sure why.
- I have no idea why.
- Naze ka wa zenzen wakaranai.
Or you just say "wakaranai' literally means 'I don't understand' but can be interpreted as 'I have no idea', 'I have no idea' etc. This is just a more subtle and unique way of expressing yourself. And it's good to sound like a good Japanese speaker.
28. If I were you I wouldn't care.
- If I were you I wouldn't care
- Moshi watashi ga anata dattara, ki ni shinai.
Moshimeans "yes" and "ki-ni-shinai’ means ‘I don’t care’ – comes fromki ni suru- import-se.You can even say "I don't care" by saying Ki Ni Shinai.Let's add this to the lesson.
additional set -Now you know how to say iti don't callIn Japanese.
- i don't call
- Do not worry.
- ki ni shinai.
29. I knew it!
- After all it was!
- Yappari sou dattanda!
One of the most impressive Japanese conversational sentences. Everyone wants to say, "I knew it!" and confirm your suspicions. Very common reaction and response to the application. You will hear this often.
30. This is no longer important.
- It's not that important anymore.
- Mohaya wund wa sonna ni juuyou janai.
mohayameans "no more" or "no more".Juuyoumeans "important" and memorize this word and kanji. you'll seeOverall.Good expression when your friend keeps talking about things that just aren't.important.
And that's it. Now you know the top 30 Japanese conversational phrases.Do you like one of these, which one do you use the most?
Let me know what you think and leave me a comment below.
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